Change your preferences to create links when placing text and spreadsheet files. Then place the Excel spreadsheet as a formatted table.
Thanks for replying to me. I have changed my preferences to create links when placing text and spreadsheet files. When I place the excel spreadsheets it says Import Failed.
I’ve just spoken to the call centre of Indesign and apparently its not possible!
Who told you that? That is absolutely incorrect.
I’ve done this countless times.
in the same context, i try to import and link a very simple excel sheet in an existing "text bloc"( sorry for translation). Sometimes i get the link, sometimes not. I've tested with new and old indesign document, excel sheet and indesign document the same directory and in different one. Without any success !
It only works when the import is done in a new text block (after import, cmd+Z, design a new text bloc)
Thanks for your idea !
Check your preferences. That is a document specific preference so you need to check it BEFORE placing the spreadsheet.
The preference is checked sind 3 days before any new document ! There's something else. In new document, the first import work, the second one with an other excel sheet not ! Really incredible !